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ALBERT WILLIAM (BILL) BLAIR

Born: Mar 18, 1933

Date of Passing: May 30, 2020

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ALBERT WILLIAM (BILL) BLAIR
March 18, 1933 - May 30, 2020

Peacefully, after a lengthy battle with dementia, Bill passed away, with his family at his side, at Rosewood Lodge in Stonewall.
Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Pat (nee Mulligan); son Perry (Cindy) Blair and daughter Debbie (Brian) Howelko; grandchildren, Melissa (Travis) Shostak, Tyler (Carly) Howelko, Brittany Howelko, Chris Howelko (Kara Lewis), and great- grandchildren, Tyson Shostak and Bennett Howelko.
Bill was predeceased by his parents, David and May, his two brothers, Jim and Fred, and three sisters, Bette, Olive and Frances.
Bill was raised and lived the majority of his life on the farm in Rosser. Bill married Patricia Mulligan on June 7, 1958. Bill's loves in life were his family, farming, John Deere machinery, Old Time Fiddle music and dancing. Bill took great pride in his crops, machinery and ensuring all things were done properly and on time.
Bill and Pat took great joy travelling to old time fiddling contests. They also enjoyed trips to Scotland and Ireland where they met Bill's extended family. Trips with friends to Las Vegas and other locations in the US provided many great memories. Bill enjoyed the sport of curling and was a member of Rosser Curling Club for 60 years.
A private family interment has taken place. To honour Bill's life, a memorial service will be held at a future date.
The family would like to thank both the staff from Rosewood Lodge and Dr. Kerr Graham for the care provided to Bill during his illness. We were especially grateful to the staff of Rosewood for allowing us to be with Bill in his final days. Their care and compassion were truly appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, a donation may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba or The Movement Centre of Manitoba (204) 489-2679.


Ken Loehmer Funeral Services
204-886-0404


Publish Date: Jun 6, 2020

ALBERT WILLIAM (BILL) BLAIR

Peacefully, after a lengthy battle with dementia, Bill passed away with his family at his side at Rosewood Lodge in Stonewall.
Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Pat (nee Mulligan), son Perry (Cindy) Blair, and daughter Debbie (Brian) Howelko; grandchildren, Melissa (Travis) Shostak, Tyler (Carly) Howelko, Brittany Howelko, Chris Howelko (Kara Lewis); and great-grandchildren, Tyson Shostak and Bennett Howelko.
Longer obituary to follow in the Winnipeg Free Press on Saturday, June 6.



Ken Loehmer Funeral Services
204-886-0404


Publish Date: Jun 3, 2020

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 03, 2020, Jun 06, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • As the youngest Sister of A. Paulina Cross and her Husband J. Murray Cross whose Father was a Farmer too, I came from The Netherlands for a 3 Weeks Holiday. Berry Street 369 in Winnipeg was my Destination. Already on my First Visit to Canada in 1973. We went to Rosser. Pat was famous for Baking Cakes. And had the Most Beautiful English Yellow Rose Tea Service. Alfred got up at 05:00 to climb on his huge John Deere Combine Machine. And would be lying on the Couch in the Afternoon Exhausted by the Effort. Here I Learned to Love the Famous Canadian Red Barn ! In Exchange for a John Deere Cap I painted the Barn. And was invited by Pat and Bill to Stay Overnight and Finish my initial work on the "Reeves Artist Supplies" Canvas-on-Cardboard Size A5. In the Course of Time, my Sister moved to Ontario. And After 1977 I never Saw them Again. But I will Never Forget Neither Bill nor Pat. - Posted by: A.M. Kloezeman (Leon) - The Netherlands (Acquaintance) on: Jan 26, 2022

  • My condolences to you and your family Pat. You were all such a constant in Bill’s life and I believe he knew you were with him in his last days. - Posted by: Sandi Koch (Acquaintance thru Rosewood Lidge ) on: Jun 10, 2020

  • Perry, Cindy and family. So sorry of your loss. Your dad's life story reminded us so much of our fathers, such good hard working people. Take care and call if we can help in any way. Roland and Noella - Posted by: Roland Noella Hoffman (Friends ) on: Jun 07, 2020

  • Bill will be missed by both our families. He always had a twinkle in his eye when relating a story or sharing a bit of community history. My dad Bob and husband Harvey enjoyed curling with Bill. Our thoughts are with your family during this difficult time. - Posted by: The Miller and Garfinkel families (Friends) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • Sorry to that your beloved husband has passed away, Thinking about you, take care, Shirley - Posted by: Shirley Hiley (Friend (bowling) ) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • Condolences to Pat and family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We know you have so many wonderful memories of Bill and your travels. - Posted by: Sharon & Mike Lefley (Neighbors ) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • Pat, Perry, Debbie and families, we are so saddened to learn of Bill’s passing. Please take comfort that he is now peacefully at rest. Cheryl, Eleanor and families. (Clara Moore’s Family.) - Posted by: Cheryl Willis (Friend) on: Jun 03, 2020

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